How do I maintain exterior doors?

This is a checklist we recommend you do a minimum bi-annually. For coastal areas and places where pollution is high we recommend a minimum of four times per year.

  • All joinery (including GRP composite doors) should be washed down a minimum of twice a year with a mild solution of soapy water and rinsed off with clean water to remove any surface debris. 
  • All hinges and locks should oiled with grease or neutral oil. All handles and letterplates should also be regularly cleaned to remove any environmental deposits – in coastal areas this might be required weekly
  • For timber doors once cleaned, lightly sand and touch up any areas of wear and tear with a matching microporous paint or stain. Any bare wood should be primed first. Your factory finished painted product should last in line with our guarantees up to 10 years for white painted under normal conditions and if kept clean and correctly maintained.

Always check fitting instructions supplied with the doors for full details.

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